Why is it more difficult for a rich man to get salvation? This would include a businessman, a politician, and religious leaders. It is not the wealth, the power, and the knowledge that these people have attained that hinders their spirituality. It is the arrogance that attaches to these people in their pursuit of these goals. It is difficult to maintain one’s humbleness while pursuing goals that the majority of people will never be able to reach.
To become rich and powerful is not evil; but with this position, one becomes easily convinced that one knows more than others, and inevitably the false premise that one is better than another.
Ironically in this society the poor may also have a difficulty obtaining salvation. They are becoming arrogant and greedy in the belief that they deserve aide without working. Again, it is not the stature in society that prevents the soul from salvation, but it is the false premise that one deserves special treatment without any effort. This is also arrogance and greed.
In summary, whether one is poor or rich have no influence on salvation. It is the evils (greed, arrogance, and self love) that prevent us from attaining salvation. Only when the minds become pure, will we be able to live the joyous life with everyone helping each other (world salvation).